I know I havent posted an entry ,marking Armistice day yesterday, and the The service at the cenetaph today ,but I have watched the coverage of it all on the TV ,it started yesterday with the broadcasting of the Lord Mayers show ,in London ,the Mayers coach was followed by the floats depicting all the trades and professions .and during this was the two minutes silence ,on the eleventh day of the eleventh month at eleven o clock ,the nation falls silent .When our thoughts turn to all the service men and women who laid down their lives that we might be free, it was odd watching all the march pasts ,when so recently I had walked up that Street and taken my pictures of the Cenetaph and Downing Street .Last evening Maurice and I watched the Service of Remembrance ,from The Royal Albert Hall,in the presence of her Majesty the Queen ,she had been to a service of dedication ,and plaques were opened in memory service men from New Zealand who had fought along side our men in both world wars world wars,.in the morning .The dear old Chelsea pensioners,were there at the royal British Legion Service at the Albert Hall ,then about an hour after the programme was over I got an email from Trish (trishbrodie)some of you know her she often comments on our journals ,saying she had been to the Albert Hall ,and twelve Chelsea Pesioners were there and that she had ,taken an added interest because she had read up on the link when I posted about meeting Bob ,when we were in London ,last month .Then this morning we watched the service from the Cenetaph ,where her Majesty laid her wreath ,It occurs to me ......The Queen is eighty now ,and has had a bad back ,and there she was at three big occasions in a row ,isnt she amazing ?
And now to finish of on a more mundane but none the less very important item ,to me ! I have a new washing machine ,my one has been playing up for some time then ,Kate organised with someone who works at Hotpoint to get me a new one at a much reduced rate ,the only snag they dont deliver out here ,so Martin my son in law collected it from the factory shop and took it to Kates, where it spent last night in her lounge. then my son Mark and Kate came over with it today and then Maurice fitted it in,so I am up and running again,can do all the washing I like in order to have lots of ironing to grumble to you about !!
I wish you all a Blessed Sunday evening ,with love from
This of course is a graphic made for me by Donna ,which was again appropriate ,except that we fortunately had no rain for all the processions that took place in our capital this week end ,even though it is now very cold .